Last name: Tate
Recorded as Tate and Tait, this is an Anglo-Scottish surname. It is however probably of Norse-Viking origin, deriving from the pre 7th century Old Norse word "teitr", meaning glad or cheerful. In its home country it is recorded as the personal name "Teitr", and appears in the Icelandic saga called "Landnamabok". As Tait the name was first recorded in Scotland in 1329 when a debt due by the king was paid to Thomas Tayt, although. Nicholas Tate is recorded even earlier in the Hundred Rolls of Cambridgeshire, England, in the Hundred Rolls of landowners, in the year 1279. It would seem that according to ancient surviving rolls of Scotland that between the years 1362 and 1370 there are a number of entries of payment of pension to one John Tayt, a clerk who was connected with the hospital of Montrose. In England the Anglo-Saxon personal name "Tata" is contained in a number of placenames, among them Tatenhill, Tatsfield, and Tattershill, the latter being recorded as Tateshall in the Domesday Book of 1086. The modern surname is found most frequently in the northern counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, although Sir Robert Tate and his brother Sir John Tate were both Lord Mayor of the city of London in 1488 and 1496 respectively, and were granted a "Arms". Another interesting namebearer was Sir Henry Tate (1819 - 1899), of the famous sugar firm Tate & Lyle. He was granted a patent in 1872 for an invention for cutting up sugar-loaves. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Uluric Tates. This was dated 1095, in the Feudal Documents of the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, during the reign of King William 11nd of England, 1087 - 1100. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was sometimes known as the Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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Mu granpaprents on my fathers side were John Tate aka Jack Tate and Beatrice Eluned Tate aka Lyn Tate. All from wales.
tate is a yiddish word = father yiddish=jewish http://kehillatisrael.net/docs/yiddish/yiddish.htm#t have a good day david
Grandfather John Tate father Raymond Tate
My Grandfather also is, John Tate.
My maiden last name is Tate and my Father name is Robert Tate, grandfather name is Henry Tate. I wonder do their names have any connection?
Do you have a brother named Cedric Tate. Robert Tate is my grandfather's name on my father's (Cedric Tate) side.
My natural father is. Tait.
Searching for the origin of the name TAIT
the origin of tait is yiddish The language originated in the Ashkenazi culture that developed from about the 10th century however tait=father was probability in use 100s of years before becuse the need to say father fyi yiddish http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yiddish_language tait, tatti, tate. all mean the same check different Yiddish Dictionarys hears one http://kehillatisrael.net/docs/yiddish/yiddish.htm#t have a good day david
Yiddish ( yidish or idish, literally " Jewish") is a High German language of Ashkenazi Jewish origin, spoken in many parts of the world. It developed as a fusion of different German dialects with adstrats of Hebrew, Aramaic and Slavic vocabulary and ...
The Tate Art Galleries were named after Sir Henry Tate (of Tate & Lyle fame). I believe he financed the setting up of them.
Hi, I'm a Tate from Florida , family says where italian. Idk
I'm also a Tate from Florida. Family on my father's side has an Italian heritage. Cousins perhaps?
Not unless they had their name changed on Ellis Island. The origin of Tate is Anglo-Scottish with possibility of them coming from the Vikings.
I'm a direct descendent from a Tate who arrived in America from Ireland in the early 1700's. Had my DNA tested through Ancestry.com and turns out I am over 70% Scandinavian. Many Europeans DNA can be traced back to the Vikings due to the massive invasions of Europe in the late 790's AD. Their control of Scotland lasted almost 500 yrs. Even though the Vikings traded goods with the Romans, I haven't read any information of an actual invasion of Italy.